Dr. Roger Jones

Dr. Roger Walton Jones received a bachelor’s degree from Kenyon College, a master’s degree from Southern Illinois University, and a Ph.D. in English from Texas A&M University, with a specialty in modern American literature. He routinely presents papers at the Popular Culture Association annual conference and serves on textbook editorial boards.

An expert on Texas writer Larry McMurtry, Dr. Jones is the author of Larry McMurtry and the Victorian Novel, as well as numerous short stories, articles, and book reviews. His Curriculum Vitae is available

Prof. Lance Hawvermale

A published novelist, Professor Hawvermale’s prose and poetry have won numerous awards, including the Oklahoma Writers’ Federation “Poetry Book of the Year.” His poems have appeared in Mid-America ReviewByLineCrosstimbers, and The Same, among others. In 2016, St. Martin’s Press released Hawvermale’s fifth novel, Face Blind, a thriller set in Chile’s Atacama desert.

In addition to English classes, Professor Hawvermale also teaches the college’s Honors courses. He serves as Chair of the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts. You may download his Curriculum Vitae and visit his website.

Dr. W. Everett Chesnut

Something of a polymath, Dr. W. Everett Chesnut holds a multidisciplinary doctorate as both a humanities scholar and a social scientist, from the University of Oklahoma.   Originally from California, Dr. Chesnut taught for 20 years in Oklahoma before joining Ranger College, where he teaches literature and rhetoric. Over the course of his interesting career, he also has also taught film and gender studies. He is a specialist in folklore and myth.

Dr. Chesnut serves on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s committee for the Field of Study in English curriculum. You may download his Curriculum Vitae.


Ms. Veronica Popp

Veronica Popp is an activist and writer from Chicago. She holds bachelor’s degrees from Elmhurst College in English and history, a master’s in creative writing from Aberystwyth University, and a master’s in English with a concentration in literary studies from Western Illinois University. Ms. Popp has been published in The Rupture, PenCambria, Popular Culture Studies Journal, Journal of Fandom Studies, Journal of Popular Culture, and many more journals. Her creative dissertation was longlisted for the New Welsh Review Writing Award 2017 AmeriCymru Prize.

Ms. Popp served on the Modern Language Association Committee for Contingent Labor in the Profession for three years as a member and one year as chair. She was an organizer for the Chicago Metro Project and has worked in higher education constituencies at DePaul University, the University of Chicago, and Northwestern University.

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